Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2000
46.5% pass rate
from 1,375 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2000 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Suspension (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame
    • 4.1% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.29% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Axle
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 14% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Airbags
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
      • 0.44% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Mounting fixings (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.29% fail on Spare wheel (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Carrier (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.073% fail on Tank
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.073% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.073% fail on Undertray
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.073% fail on Servos
      • 0.073% fail on Valves
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.22% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.22% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.22% fail on Other braking system component (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.073% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.073% fail on Steering column
    • 0.073% fail on Steering play
      • 0.073% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.87% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Attachment
  • 0.073% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.073% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.073% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.073% fail on Anchorages

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